Two and a Half Men
This being such an epic week in the TV business, with the majority of new and returning shows premiering in the kickoff to the official TV season, I'm adjusting my "guide to the week" format all week to focus separately on each night as a whole: analyzing the programming strategies and showdowns while previewing the pilots and season openers I've seen in advance.
Monday in a Nutshell: ABC and CBS should continue to dominate. Dancing With the Stars has once again cast a buzz-worthy group — though some are wondering if they've overstepped and alienated their more mainstream fans with lightning-rod contestants like Chaz Bono and Nancy Grace. (Get over it, folks. It's a dancing show, all for fun.) And Castle makes for a fine nightcap. CBS' popular comedy lineup includes one new winner (Two Broke Girls) and one show in transition (Two and a Half Men) that's more talked about than almost any new fall series, while Hawaii Five-0 more than holds its own. Fox is shaking things up with its big-budget fantasy spectacular Terra Nova (which bows next week), which should open big at the very least. We'll see if its family-friendly tone attracts a broader-than-cult following. A Cuddy-free House (premiering Oct. 3) may be on its ...
Snooki, George Lopez
Just two years ago, MTV was struggling to find its footing. Network staple TRL had ended, onetime hit The Hills was on its way out, and ratings were in a downward spiral. MTV faced its biggest identity crisis yet — then along came Snooki and Co.
Now, led by the crass stars of prime-time phenomenon Jersey Shore, MTV can easily be crowned the biggest winner of the summer of 2011. Jersey Shore's Season 4 premiere averaged 8.8 million viewers, and the show landed five of the top seven cable telecasts of summer. "Thank God for Jersey Shore," says MTV programming head David Janollari. Those ratings translate to big advertising bucks for MTV, notes Horizon Media analyst Brad Adgate. "I think in the 30-year history of MTV, this has been...
Robin Dunne and Amanda Tapping
Ghosts, Abnormals and even Tinker Bell will be populating Syfy this fall.
On Tuesday, the network announced the return dates for its shows Sanctuary, Scare Tactics and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, in addition to the season finales for Eureka, Alphas, Haven and Warehouse 13. The four-hour movie Neverland, starring Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell, will premiere on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 4 and 5 at 9/8c each night.
Syfy has ordered a fourth season of Warehouse 13, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The new 13-episode season will premiere in 2012.
Looks like Syfy is ready to leave Eureka after all.
Less than a week after ordering a six-episode sixth season, Syfy has reversed its decision, canceling the drama after its upcoming fifth season. The network called it a "difficult business decision" and urged fans to look forward to the ...
Is Syfy ready to leave Eureka?
The cable network has ordered an abbreviated six-episode sixth season of the series, according to Deadline.com, which also reports that the shortened season will be the show's last. However, Mark Stern, Syfy's president of original content told The Hollywood Reporter there are no such plans to...
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Gary Sinise, Jaime Ray Newman
After seven seasons of CSI: NY, viewers will finally meet Mrs. Mac Taylor.
Check out photos of the CSI: NY cast
Former General Hospital and Eastwick star Jaime Ray Newman has been tapped to play Claire Taylor, the wife Mac (Gary Sinise) lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. As we previously reported, Claire will appear in flashbacks during the show's Season 8 premiere, which honors the 10th anniversary of 9/11...
The Closer's seventh and final season premiere closed the deal for 7.23 million viewers, basic cable's biggest audience for a drama series, year to date. But Monday's biggest audience on cable? History's Pawn Stars, delivering 7.58 million at 10:30.
Syfy network has unveiled its jam-packed 2011 lineup, which includes the premiere of the scripted ensemble drama Alphas.
The show, premiering in July, follows a team of ordinary citizens with extraordinary abilities. Warehouse 13, Eureka and Haven are also slated to return in the summer.
Ira Steven Bahr named Alphas showrunner
"Our ambition in development is to push the boundaries of imagination, creativity, and story-telling," Syfy President Original Content Mark Stern said on Tuesday."We want to...